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June 26, 2019
Installation of New Officers

September 27, 2019
Biennial Workshop & Exhibition

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What: The Paralegal Association of Central Ohio Biennial Workshop & Exhibition

When: Friday, September 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Where: Capital University Law School, 303 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215

Executive Sponsor: Capital University Law School and the Paralegal Programs at Capital University Law School

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PACO Elections – Voting Closes Tomorrow

If you have not yet done so, please be sure to cast your ballot for election of new Board members via a “Special Message.” Voting closes tomorrow at 4:00 p.m.! You may access the link within the e-mail that you received each of the past two Mondays to cast your ballot. The three Board positions you will be asked to affirm are:

President: Becky Lewis
Asst. Vice-President: Brittany Hays
Secretary: Cassandra Struble

These individuals will assume office as of July 1, 2019. All committee chair and representative positions will be approved by the newly-elected Board shortly thereafter.

Installation of New Officers – Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The installation of the newly-elected Board members will be conducted on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at the Columbus Bar Association. This meeting will begin at 12:00 noon in the Courtroom, with lunch provided. This will be our final monthly meeting under the leadership of myself, Kemmily Kwok (Assistant Vice-President), and Garth Rowbotham (Secretary). And, it will be the last monthly meeting until the fall.

Please click here to register to attend. If you cannot attend in person, the option to watch and participate remotely via livestream will be available. Please indicate your intention when you register.

Performing the Installation of the new PACO Executive Board Members will be Marilyn McClure-Demers, Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Nationwide Insurance Company in the Office of the Chief Legal Officer. Before joining Nationwide in 2007, Marilyn served as Employment Law Counsel at Rite Aid Corporation where she led the employment law legal team which managed and directed strategy in litigation, and other regulatory agency investigations along with class and collective actions.

Marilyn holds a BA in political science from West Virginia University and a JD from West Virginia University College of Law, where she serves on the Visiting Committee. She is licensed in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. She is admitted in various federal courts including the Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Third, and Seventh Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States. Marilyn is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a past Fellow of the Leadership Council for Legal Diversity and sits on its Alumni Executive Council. Marilyn is a past recipient of the Hispanic National Bar Association Region X President's Award and the Ohio Diversity Conference Diversity First Award. She is a community steward and served as Chair and Founder of the Women's Leadership Network (WLN) for Delaware County, is Past President of the Ohio Women's Bar Association (OWBA), and served as Board Chair of the United Way of Delaware County, Ohio. She is a member of the American Red Cross Tiffany Circle and in 2017, she was selected for the Inaugural Class of Lawyers and Leaders by the WVU College of Law and the West Virginia Executive Magazine. She is also the 2018 recipient of the Leading the Way Award from the Ohio Women's Bar Foundation.

Biennial Workshop & Exhibition

Be sure to Save the Date for PACO’s Biennial Workshop & Exhibition which is an all-day event featuring speakers on many popular legal topics and some of the newest trends in the legal services industry to be held at Capital University Law School on September 27, 2019. This is a valuable opportunity to network with colleagues, strengthen your knowledge base by getting the latest developments on the newest trends in the legal services industry. The Executive Sponsor for this event is Capital University Law School & Paralegal Program. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, click here.

If you have any questions, please email Becky Lewis at BWE@pacoparalegals.org.

Please contact any of our Board members if you have any questions or concerns:

Teresa Scharf – President (president@pacoparalegals.org)
Shannon Reames – Vice-President (vp@pacoparalegals.org)
Kemmily Kwok – Assistant Vice-President asstvicepres@pacoparalegals.org)
Angela Vohsing – Treasurer (treasurer@pacoparalegals.org)
Garth Rowbotham – Secretary (secretary@pacoparalegals.org)
Becky Lewis – President-Elect (presidentelect@pacoparalegals.org)

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